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@ManicProgressive wrote:

@nctarheel wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:


The original poster reposted a meme showing how a single mother with a third grade education encouraged/required her son to read two books a week which encouraged him to succeed. 

 


Yes, that is what the meme(btw, not attributed to anyone thus could be a copyright issue) depicted.

 

But the addition of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES posted in RED, was clearly directed toward those of color.

 

Those added phrases completely changed the intent of the original post.


Exactly. If the meme hadn’t contained that, I would have ignored it completely. 


Yep, you're correct. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know/understand the meaning of them being included. I would have been silent on this topic if they had not been added.


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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@nctarheel wrote:

 


Yes, that is what the meme(btw, not attributed to anyone thus could be a copyright issue) depicted.

 

But the addition of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES posted in RED, was clearly directed toward those of color.

 

Those added phrases completely changed the intent of the original post.


To the contrary the intent was changed when it was turned into comments about racism instead of being about the power of books and knowledge in advancing a person's lot in life. 


Boloney!  The phrases "DON'T BLAME" and "DON'T MAKE EXCUSES" were directed at blacks and was racist in nature.  It's really that simple. Of course trump supporters will go to great lengths trying to conceal or deny racist behavior by any of their peers.


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@rk9152 wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:


Evading questions again. Ben Carson's mother must have had Ben read a lot of fantasy books for him to have formed the ridiculous points that were listed. Do you believe the points that Ben made? If you do I can understand you not wanting to admit it.


The point is that Dr. Carson's success can be attributed to his early reading. As such, early reading is recommended to other parents. All the rest is about some posters need to interject racism and for their agent to look for a fight.

 

Let it go - we agree, early reading is a good start to a successful life - for anyone.


But do you believe the list of ridiculous points that Ben Carson made?


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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:


No, I simply tell the truth. That has a tendency to receive KUDOS, sorry that trump supporters don't realize that.


Again, what does this thread have to do with Trump or politics?  Perhaps you have something about anyone of any skin color attempting to improve themselves through reading books or knowledge?


"Perhaps"? Well, "perhaps" could be put before many sentences falsely accusing you of things too.  It's a shame you have to go there.


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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:


Exactly. If the meme hadn’t contained that, I would have ignored it completely. 


You have a problem with encouraging the Black (or any segment of the population) community to empower themselves through knowledge. Knowledge is gained through books and has been for centuries.    So you are against encouraging anyone to liberate themselves instead of blaming their lot and offering excuses?

 

So we can gather that all this rhetoric from liberals about standing up for minorities and those supposedly suppressed by others is purely nonsense on their part?  Of course that is the way to hold them hostage to liberal ideas instead of empowering them through knowledge.

 

Now it comes out that all of this liberal propaganda is nothing but pure nonsense and the idea is to stonewall any attempt to better themselves.

 


Not even close. Don’t try to twist my post. I don’t like the demeaning words. If those had been left out, the message would be a well-intentioned but faulty platitude about trying to get out of poverty.  A high-quality school system statistically does much more good than reading books for moving people out of poverty.

 

And better-off people are much more likely to blame poor people for their lot than vice versa. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/06/20/poverty-really-is-the-result-of-a-s...

 

 

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@ManicProgressive wrote:


Exactly. If the meme hadn’t contained that, I would have ignored it completely. 


You have a problem with encouraging the Black (or any segment of the population) community to empower themselves through knowledge. Knowledge is gained through books and has been for centuries.    So you are against encouraging anyone to liberate themselves instead of blaming their lot and offering excuses?

 

So we can gather that all this rhetoric from liberals about standing up for minorities and those supposedly suppressed by others is purely nonsense on their part?  Of course that is the way to hold them hostage to liberal ideas instead of empowering them through knowledge.

 

Now it comes out that all of this liberal propaganda is nothing but pure nonsense and the idea is to stonewall any attempt to better themselves.

 

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@nctarheel wrote:

 

This country has even fought wars to have the freedom to BAN BOOKS.

 

 

You support banning and burning books?

 

The Nazi book burnings were a campaign conducted by the German Student Union (the "DSt") to ceremonially burn books in Nazi Germany and Austria in the 1930s. The books targeted for burning were those viewed as being subversive or as representing ideologies opposed to Nazism.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_book_burnings

 

You against people reading and using books to advance their knowledge?  Appears so since from the beginning of this topic you have been attempting to divert the topic from that thought.   Are you afraid of empowerment through knowledge?

 


 

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@nctarheel wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

 

Remember that one country attempted to burn books in order to gain power.


What country was that?

 

All I could find about banning books in the historical record is a country that once banned:

 

(1) Catch-22

(2) Uncle Tom's Cabin

(3) Lady Chatterley's Lover

(4) The Catcher In The Rye

(5) Ulysses

(6) Candide

 

 and then bans books to this day.

 

This country has even fought wars to have the freedom to BAN BOOKS.

 

The good ole U.S. of A.!!!!!

 

 


Maybe he’s thinking of Terry Jones, or whoever that Christian “pastor” was who was burning the Qur’an in Florida.

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@nctarheel wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:


The original poster reposted a meme showing how a single mother with a third grade education encouraged/required her son to read two books a week which encouraged him to succeed. 

 


Yes, that is what the meme(btw, not attributed to anyone thus could be a copyright issue) depicted.

 

But the addition of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES posted in RED, was clearly directed toward those of color.

 

Those added phrases completely changed the intent of the original post.


Exactly. If the meme hadn’t contained that, I would have ignored it completely. 

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

 

Remember that one country attempted to burn books in order to gain power.


What country was that?

 

All I could find about banning books in the historical record is a country that once banned:

 

(1) Catch-22

(2) Uncle Tom's Cabin

(3) Lady Chatterley's Lover

(4) The Catcher In The Rye

(5) Ulysses

(6) Candide

 

 and then bans books to this day.

 

This country has even fought wars to have the freedom to BAN BOOKS.

 

The good ole U.S. of A.!!!!!

 

 

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